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Providence preps for Bright Night 2010
Celebrate New Year’s in Providence

Updated: Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009, 7:08 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009, 6:09 PM EST

* Reported by Nneka Nwosu

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence will usher in the New Year with its annual Bright Night celebration.

Events will take place at 15 different venues, including the Convention Center.

Illusionist David Garrity will put on the headlining performance. The last WaterFire of the year will be lit along the Providence River, and work by local artists will be on display.

About 40,000 people are expected to take part in the festivities, now in their seventh year.

Festival Director, Adam Gertsacov, says, “it’s one of the events of the year that really is about the local performers and celebrating, what I call, Rhode Island’s most important cultural asset, its artists.”

He adds, “the biggest thing about Bright Night is the sense of community. It’s an amazing sense of community for downtown Providence this one night, it’s a big city, but this one night it seems like it’s a small town everybody’s friends everybody’s happy having a great time.”

Tickets cost $15 each, or you can get four for $50.

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